Hmmm. Sounds like Dave and I are psychically linked even when I'm a
time zone away. I just posted nearly the same comments.
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On Mar 15, 2007, at 2:58 PM, David Talbott wrote:
> Be aware that it sounds like the setup that you have now (in
> addition to being
> ancient) is not really what most people think of as "Aeroquip",
> but rather an
> inexpensive faux Aeroquip that kinda looks like the real stuff, and
> at best it
> may add some chafing resistance to the rubber hose, but not much
> else. You
> need to get a copy of an Earls Catalog ( http://www.holley.com/
> index.asp ) or
> something similar, and start reading. I suggest Earls only because
> of Carroll
> Smith's relationship with them, which brings up the related subject
> of the
> desirability of getting a copy of Smiths' Nuts,Bolts,Fasteners and
> Handbook. Be warned that the catalogs and the books are a lot
> cheaper than
> the plumbing bits, but that's racing.
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: steve
> To: FOT
> Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 5:12 PM
> Subject: [Fot] Cutting Aeroquip Hoses..
> My Dad's old TR3 arrived via Passport Transport on Monday night.
> Each night
> after work, I'm out there puttering around trying to tidy up the
> compartment a bit. It's in great condition but I've always wanted
> to clean up
> the location of a few lines, wires, etc..
> One of the things I'd like to do is to replace the 17year old
> Aeroquip fuel
> lines with new stuff.
> The braided SS fuel hoses on the car were cut to length with a
> Then, the prickly ends were wrapped in a few loops of black tape.
> Over that
> goes a hose clamp. When I shop around online for Aeroquip tubing and
> fittings, all the ends available seem to be THREADED fittings. Is
> there a
> more elegant solution to clamp the ends onto the SU carb fuel-input
> pipes than
> the hack saw, tape, hose clamp method?
> Anyone use rubber fuel tubing instead of the braided line?
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